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 The wife of an imprisoned Saudi blogger, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on that he insulted Islam, says her husband can't endure another flogging.

   Raif Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar, now a refugee living in Quebec, went Parliament Hill on Thursday and joined lawmakers in urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to intervene personally with the Saudis.

   They want the prime minister to push for the release of the 32-year-old Badawi who is set to receive 50 more lashes on Friday.

   Badawi was charged with insulting Islam after he urged Saudis to share opinions about the role of religion in the country on his Free Saudi Liberals website.

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